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Robert Ashley

1930 - 2014

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Robert Reynolds Ashley (March 28, 1930 – March 3, 2014) was an American composer, who was best known for his television operas and other theatrical works, many of which incorporate electronics and extended techniques. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Ashley has received more than 184,900 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Ashley is the 1,288th most popular composer (down from 1,164th in 2019), the 10,872nd most popular biography from United States (down from 10,007th in 2019) and the 122nd most popular American Composer.

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  • 180k

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  • 40.08

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  • 15

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  • 2.65

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.85

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among composers, Robert Ashley ranks 1,288 out of 1,216Before him are Vladimir Jurowski, Hans Abrahamsen, Magnus Lindberg, David Del Tredici, Robert Russell Bennett, and Charles Wuorinen. After him are Bruce Broughton, Ray Noble, Paul Le Flem, Anne Dudley, Jesper Kyd, and Poul Ruders.

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Among people born in 1930, Robert Ashley ranks 525Before him are Muhal Richard Abrams, Don L. Lind, M. Balamuralikrishna, Olavi Mannonen, Richard A. Falk, and Mary Costa. After him are Greg Bell, Aloysius Ambrozic, John Arden, Geeta Bali, Jim Nabors, and Lynden Pindling. Among people deceased in 2014, Robert Ashley ranks 440Before him are Dick Jones, William Jones, Abel Laudonio, Bob Kenney, Scott Asheton, and Javier Guzmán. After him are Malik Bendjelloul, John Holt, Odd Iversen, Anja Niedringhaus, Russell Johnson, and Nanda.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Ashley ranks 10,872 out of 18,182Before him are Raymond Hatton (1887), Normani (1996), Bill Weld (1945), Mike Garson (1945), Harriet Hosmer (1830), and Rachel Corrie (1979). After him are Dorothy Hamill (1956), James Gleason (1882), Chuck McKinley (1941), Terry Zwigoff (1949), Jeanne Shaheen (1947), and Ruth Ford (1911).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Robert Ashley ranks 122Before him are Angus MacLise (1938), Stephen Schwartz (1948), Jerry Herman (1931), David Del Tredici (1937), Robert Russell Bennett (1894), and Charles Wuorinen (1938). After him are Bruce Broughton (1945), Norman Dello Joio (1913), Frank Loesser (1910), Bernie Worrell (1944), Jeremy Soule (1975), and Jimmy McHugh (1894).